How to Create Jobs for Africa’s Youth? Simple! Get Involve

The objective of this article is to briefly remind us of the alarming youth unemployment problem on the African continent.  What have Africans, not just their leaders, done to help address the problem? The high rates of unemployment will continue to have serious impacts on the rights of Africans to earn their living. The consequences of unemployment are already self-evident: population movements into bloated cities; migration to Europe and elsewhere that often leads to the death of young, educated people in foreign seas, and the abuse and incarceration of those who make it to foreign land.  Youth unemployment also threatens the national security of all 54 African countries, and by extension that of the Western nations as more young Africans become susceptible to the rhetoric of extremist groups.

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Global Trade Under Fire: What that Means for Africa?

By all accounts, international trade is in trouble as anti-globalization sentiment continues to grow across continents especially in the U.S. and Europe.  Some say it’s the slow economic recovery that has fueled protectionist, xenophobic and nationalistic politics that has given rise to Donald Trump and Marine LePen. It is undeniable that there is a popular sense of disenfranchisement or being left behind by many citizens in these nations.

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Africans Abroad for the Promotion of Education in Twenty-First Century Africa

The twenty-first century has ushered in an era of ever-heightened power of ideas and knowledge. Although natural resources, such as the ones that make the African continent one of the wealthiest regions of the globe, remain vital to economic prosperity through industrialization; and although labor-intensive and capital-intensive activities are central to the creation of such prosperity, the current revolution in information and communication technology makes ideas and knowledge all the more critical. Contrasting the decline of Detroit, the former automobile hub of America, and the rise of Silicon Valley, the information and communication technology capital of America and the world, may seem to be a cliche. It does, nevertheless, speak to that critically.

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Now’s the time to really challenge the New Alliance

Tackling hunger and poverty on the continent of Africa evokes different responses but corporations together with rich countries are pushing through just one response: increase corporate control over land, seeds and farming inputs –all at the expense of small farmers who are the bedrock of food production on the continent.

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